It’s What You Make of It – Weekly Tarot Forecast, Nov. 9 -15, 2015

When I first started dating my husband, we had some near fights over things I said.

Or to be more accurate, we had some near fights over what he HEARD.

There were patterns in communication with his ex-wife that impacted his paradigm. There were times he heard attacks that I never launched–they were echoes of old fights with a very, very different person.

Now because he’s a very rational Virgo moon, clarifying my thoughts by providing a few supporting details completely eliminated the conflict. But had he not been able to adjust his hearing, we might not have made it so far, you know?

The energy this week is kind of like that.

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The first thing that speaks to me about this spread in the number of reversed cards. The slow, trudging feel of reversed cards does not for a smooth week make. The other thing that bothered me more is the overview card in the position of “Future,” the Ten of Swords. Not exactly my favorite card to see, no doubt.

But with only one Major in the bunch, I’m thinking at least frustrations and skinned egos should be of the everyday variety and relatively short lived. So I’ll take my comfort where I can find it!

Monday, What to Avoid – King of Pentacles: Don’t be sugar daddy (or sugar momma) and don’t try to feed everybody else if your cupboards are almost bare, for yourself. Your first job is to take care of YOU and yours. I love me some generosity, but it comes after taking care of personal responsibilities, not before. You know how they say on airplanes, in the event of an emergency, you are supposed to put on your own oxygen mask, before attempting to help anybody else? That.

Tuesday, Cons – High Priestess reversed: Mixed signals and incorrect assumptions could be a “thing” today. Don’t assume you know where other people are coming from if it’s not been made explicit. Potential for inopportunity blurting, 70%. Best if it’s not you as blurter, huh? I’d rather be the blurtee any day!

Wednesday, Outcome – Page of Swords reversed: Sharp, critical words lead to hurt feelings. Overly edited, unclear communication can lead to misunderstandings, though. It’s a fine line to walk! Deliver messages straight up and neat–don’t dilute them, but don’t editorialize an extra punch with passive-aggressive chastising buried in the mix, either. Say what’s true and necessary, but with as much kindness as you can. Or at least without a smack, okay?

Thursday, Conscious Desires – Ace of Pentacles: There is desire to get going in real-world, something-to-show for your efforts ways. Financial issues are one potential. Seeing actual, physical progress on your projects are another potential avenue. We want something to SHOW for our efforts and we’re quite aware of it today.

Friday, Attitudes and Thoughts – Hanged Man reversed: A little trouble letting things go today? A bit shaky on the faith? Look for something fun to do and aim for some out-and-out escapism to counter. Obsessiveness isn’t a fun hobby.

Saturday, Pros – Nine of Wands reversed: You don’t HAVE to dig your heels in to the bitter end unless you decide to do so. Why not reassess what’s really important here? Only dig in if it’s worth it. Knowing not everything is worth it is a true gift. Use it!

Sunday, Immediate Future, Six of Wands: Payoff! Thank goodness. Be generous, bold, brave and true to your ideals and others will follow. I like this one!

Overview/Advice, Future – Ten of Swords: Ouch, ouch, ouch! I’m not digging on the Ten of Swords as a weekly overview at all. But you get what you get. Don’t be surprised to run across some over-the-top crap during the course of the week, or people who manipulate situations for their own benefit. Yes, it can be hurtful but it’s always better to know. And if you find yourself getting ready to go nuclear, remember this forecast before you burn the lot of bridges. What’s your purpose? What do you hope to accomplish? Will an outburst serve that purpose or no? Act accordingly, because the implications seem…sticky here. They remain in the air a while.

Affirmation: My life is unlimited in every respect. This thought initially seems at odds with some of the forecast this week to me. I would editorialize here though (as if I do anything but), and say that your life is primarily limited by your perspective. Are there hard times and big challenges that cross our paths? OH YEAH! But it’s not your struggles or pain or even gifts that define you. YOU define you, by what you make of all those struggles and pains and gifts.

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Can you see ways you’ve limited yourself by what you’ve made of something?

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Executing the Plan! Weekly Tarot Forecast, Oct 19 – 25, 2015

I think intuition can be a form of answered prayer. You do the best you can – thinking, figuring, planning – and then you pray. –Conrad Hilton

Sometimes I think I’m a really sucky planner. Not that I was born without the Virgo planning superpower. I was, I was! I can plan circles around your average bear.

I plan and plan and plan. I can plan you right into next lifetime, if you give me a minute. I can plan out contingencies better than an insurance company or professional gambler, for God’s sakes.

But then…life refuses to cooperate.

Planning gets you started. Planning gets you fired up, and opening up to the possibilities. But in the end, you gotta move on the plans and be ready to shift course as the situation develops. That’s what we’re looking at, next week. Execute your plans, but be ready to take an alternate route if the need arises.

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This week looks very hands-on; few cups with the feely-feels to distract us. The focus is on Pentacles, with some wands and swords. So actually checking items off your list instead of thinking them up (Swords) is in order. But there will be shifts in the landscape as we go, so you may need to improvise.

We start off making it through the churned up waters on Monday, perhaps indulging in a bit of fantasy on Wednesday, and potentially reclaiming our own power after a blow on Friday. Sunday is a great day to set the stay for next week and through it all? Pay attention, so you can integrate all those little bits and baubles of truth into a more complete understanding. And most importantly, act on what you’re learning along the way!

Monday, Awaiting Results, Six of Swords: This smacks of pins and needles to me. You’re going to make it alright–that’s the promise of the Six of Swords, although you can pretty much expect rough patches and a general feeling of being worn out, too. But do know that you’ve set the stage for making it through current challenges and it’s just a matter of getting there now, okay?

Tuesday, Manifest, Six of Pentacles: Sixes in Tarot denote cooperation, teamwork. So it’s a great time to pitch in to help make others’ plans real, and please, allow them to pitch in for you! This is very much a “together, we can make things happen” kind of day. Generosity is where the magic lies. But as always, your resources are finite, so be discriminating about how you hand them out. Okay?

Wednesday, Blossom, Seven of Cups: Ah, the dreams are popping! But which have substances and which are utter fantasy? Damned if they are possible to sort at the moment. Just be aware, the sorting it all out part may come later.

Thursday, Love, Ten of Pentacles: Connect with your tribe–the people you feel most at home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html with. Good time to feel “rich” with the people you care about most, be they present in body or only in your mind.

Friday, Dreams Coming True/Solar Plexus Chakra, Ten of Swords: What an odd combination of cards! Dreams coming true and the chakra of personal power, paired with the card of betrayal? But take another look, because it’s an instructive mix. To be in control of your life, to make your dreams reality, some boundaries are required! There’s no need to hold grudges for those who have hurt you. But it behooves us all to take personal responsibility for our own well-being. If someone does you dirty? Don’t bother using your emotional energy to curse a perpetrator. Just lock that crap out of your life!

Saturday, Choose Your Battles, King of Wands: Spend your energy where it will do some good.

Sunday, Win or Lose, Ace of Pentacles: What you plan doesn’t determine your success. What you DO determines success. Don’t require perfection. Just get started!

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Overview/Advice, Success & Growth/Sacral Chakra, Temperance. Start mixing it all together! Take what you know, what you need, and what you want and begin putting it into a single package this week. It may not initially appear like it will all fit into the same bag, but it will. Take note of any lessons, and more importantly, incorporate them!

Affirmation, Gray – Learn to Scan Your Body. You can scan not only your physical body, but emotional body as well. Breathe deeply a few times, and just direct your attention on making an imaginary sweep, from top to bottom. Do you notice any areas that seem “off” to you? Cloudy or murky? Give yourself extra attention there. If your neck hurts, do you feel too much “weight on your shoulders?” If you have knee issues, do you feel stable in your life? If your chest is tight, can you “feed your heart” with some warm, loving experience? Imagine golden healing light channeling in through the top of your head to any part of your body that feels cloudy, murky or gray to heal yourself.

 

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Emotional Ebb, Flow and Flux: Weekly Tarot Forecast July 13 – 19

You know that little thing that is somehow, in your head, becomes a much bigger thing? A small slight becomes big hurt feelings. And how “that thing” can get sticky, hard to let go? Yeah, that. By the looks of this week’s forecast, I’m not alone in my struggles with releasing at times. I think we’ll have opportunity to let it go this week. There is a clear ebb and flow to the emotional energy in this spread. Work with where you’re at any given time, and remember nothing is “set” here. Flux is the constant, okay?

Monday, Body, Abundance/King of Pentacles reversed: There’s plenty on the table today. Only eat what you are most hungry for, though. There’s possibility to overdo, literally or metaphorically. You may have to choose between multiple, attractive options. Trying to consume everything can preclude full satisfaction of anything. Prioritize, taking on only what you most want (and can fully attend to) is the most satisfying approach.

Tuesday, Immediate Future – Clinging to the Past/Five of Cups reversed: Lingering hurt feelings over long-ago injuries. Melancholy visits. This isn’t intense so much as it is irksome, because this is all “old news” generated moodiness. On the plus side, it’s short-term. Acknowledge the hurt instead of fighting it, as it tends to pass quicker that way. Try distraction, cleaning and counting your blessings.

Wednesday, Friends and Family – Ordinariness/Eight of Pentacles: There is massive comfort in the familiar. If possible, surround yourself with familiar faces and favorite activities. Shared chores especially are satisfying.

Thursday, What to Leave in the Past – The Outsider/Five of Pentacles: Let go of looking to fit in so much, eh? You’re not broken if you don’t. Being one of a kind can be a little lonely, but it’s authentic. Celebrate your uniqueness and appreciate the special light you have to offer because of it. Who wants to be a knockoff, anyway? Love YOU.

Friday, Conscious Desires – Flowering/Queen of Pentacles: There’s a drive to create, especially in the tangible, physical sense. Cooking, artwork, sewing, and crafts are all great examples of rewarding activities to feed this vibe. I get the feeling of being proud of accomplishments and pleased with progress toward mastery.  This is a lovely comeback from yesterday, with focus on where you shine. Awesome!

Saturday, Attitudes and Thoughts – Integration/Temperance reversed: Growth is never linear in my experience. It’s like the waves, washing in and out, in and out. When one learns to meditate, at first distractions dominate the entire process. But if you gently set those intrusions aside and refocus, over and over again, eventually you can train the mind to behave. That’s where progression comes into play. Adapting new perspectives that serve your growth is no different.

Sunday, Friendship – Rebirth/Ten of Swords reversed: Opportunity to get over hurt feelings. Look for a supportive narrative, a workable reframe of perspective, to keep moving forward.

Overview/Advice, Crowning Influences – Stress/Seven of Wands reversed: Stress makes for short tempers and pessimistic perspectives. When you are feeling emotional, overwhelmed or otherwise emotionally indisposed, any kind of concrete, practical activity is extraordinarily helpful and even healing. Upset with a friend? Do laundry. (You can wash the “ouch” right out of your clothes.) Worried about a family member? Run errands or write a to-do list. (Taking care of business reinforces a sense of safety, manageability.) Irritated with your mate? Clean the kitchen. (Purifying the energy you are consuming.) The idea here is both reducing the stress in your world by taking care of something that needs to happen, and introducing the general vibe into your energy field that feels lacking if possible. You don’t need to match the source of stress with a symbolic cure but if you can, by all means do!

Affirmation: The Universe knows me, and the Universe adores me. Yes, sometimes life is hard. Yes, sometimes, stuff goes wrong. I try to keep the little picture versus the big picture in mind. I’m not one to saccharin-coat everything and say, “Oh it’s all for the best,” or “Oh, it’s all part of God’s plan.” Because nobody wants to hear that when they are hurting! I will say, however, we don’t know how individual events fit into the context of our time on the physical plane. We don’t know what sort of goals we might have set before coming down to Earth, in terms of what we wanted to learn and experience. We do know sometimes, things are hard and we do the best we can with them. If you feel a sense of spiritual connect and support, call upon it. Trust that there is always love for you, even when your life doesn’t meet your expectations. Trust you always deserve love and receive love, however it’s delivered.

Just trust, that’s all. A little faith goes a long way.

How’s your week looking?


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Emotional Scrubbing: Weekly Flow Tarot, June 1 – June 7

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Another week where literal Mercury Rx is literal. Agh! I am struggling with this retrograde round, folks. I will spare you the details, but let me say I’m counting the minutes. Seriously, counting the minutes. I’m seeing and hearing reports of some harsh realizations cropping up and general upheaval. Just not very freakin’ comfortable. At all.

But it is what it is. It’s cleanup time and some of us? We have messes. To those who don’t, well good on you! As for me, I have some but I appreciate the opportunity to fix things up.

Monday, Two of Wands: Choices to be made.  Here I am talking about cleanup work, and we’ve got the maybe-not-so-happy housewife carrying a broom and mop. Make decisions that are “clean” today, ethically, authentically, as best you can. Make decisions that correct mistakes you’ve previously made. You’ll thank me next Mercury Rx.

Tuesday, Ten of Swords Reversed: More cleanup detail. The Ten of Swords I always prefer to see inverted, because that’s just past the apex of ouch! This card shows up when the inevitable reality has fully and finally sunken in. This is an inescapable but very necessary process. It’s like pulling the thorn(s) out of your paw before you bop on down the path.

Wednesday, The Moon: Ah, blessed sweet naptime! Understand we may be in a bit of a dream. Find some escape today. It numbs the sting and frankly, we need a break!

Thursday, King of Swords: Streamline! Hasn’t this guy been showing up a lot lately? Pare down and don’t overcommit. Also great for planning and reasoning through any obstacles that show up. Let “on-task” be your mantra today.

Friday, Nine of Cups: Oh thank God! We’ve got a fun Friday lined up. Expect (or deliver) a sweet surprise today. Look for a gift, in whatever form and whatever you do, appreciate it!

Saturday, Queen of Cups Reversed: I’m not thinking of this as moody per se…although this reversed Queen often is. But today, I’m thinking more over-emotional in general. You know that borderline weepy one can get without enough sleep? That. Nothing horrible. Just emotionally reactive. Be kind to yourself.

Sunday, Queen of Pentacles: Time in the outdoors is an excellent plan, as it good food and plenty of hugs. It’s a great day to spend time with loved ones and look after those who need some extra care as well. Especially rewarding to feed the hungry today.

Overview/Advice – Choose Wisely, Page of Wands reversed: Once again, it’s a week to keep a lid on the impulsive behavior. Tempers, stay in check! No rage quitting important parts of your life. You can honor your feelings–and should. But you don’t need to spill them all over the floor.

Affirmation: I forgive myself. I don’t need to expound a lot on this one, do I? Self-love is the foundation for being a loving person. Those who are not able to forgive themselves will always struggle with loving relationships. Forgiveness allows release. With release, you can open your heart. Open hearts can be filled.

This week is like an emotional scrubbing. You’ve got to get the dirt out of those wounds, but don’t scrub too hard. Things are a little raw. Overall, maybe not easy, but potentially powerful. I’m grateful for the breaks built in, and encouraged by the prospects of healing the week holds.

Are ya happy, Mercury?!

How’s your week looking?

Choosing to Move On: Weekly Tarot Flow, May 25 – 31

Man. Sometimes when I do a forecast like last week’s, where the cards end up matching my own experiences so closely, I wonder if I’m missing out for you guys and inadvertently reading for myself! I am thinking, maybe I’m just riding the same wave as everybody else. I don’t know, but the cards last week? Pretty much spot on for me.

Literal Tarot is literal.

And Mercury Retrograde continues to amaze and astound me, with some stunning deja vu. I feel very good about the fact that I learned plenty the first time around and didn’t need to waffle indecisively on how to play the reruns. It’s reassuring, those kinds of reminders. It feels good to not only see, but feel actual progress. You, too?

This week’s layout reminds me of recovering from an illness or emotional hit. The week starts out on a upnote but about midweek, there’s some processing to be done. We do end up on solid ground, though, with Sunday’s Queen of Pentacles. Also notable is that four of the eight draws, literally half the cards I pulled, are court cards. That suggests personalities, perhaps of the “larger than life” variety, will play a relevant role in the week’s progress.

I would not be surprised if you are presented a clear option, midweek, of DEALING with a difficult situation versus taking a little dip in the river of denial. I won’t give you my advice because you probably already know it. But if choose to process, expect to be back on your feet by the time you’re wrapping up the weekend. Fair enough?

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Monday, Nine of Cups: Again with the Nine-of-Cups-Monday! Not that I’m complaining, mind you.  Expect a gift, wish to be granted or lovely surprise today. It could be tangible, or not so much, like gifts arriving in the form of kind words and appreciation. Whatever you get, be glad for it and bask a little in the gratitude. Gratitude basking is one of my favorite sports.

Happy Memorial Day!

Tuesday, King of Swords: Catch up on what needs to be accomplished. Make phone calls, pay pills, fill out paperwork, take notes, research options. This is an excellent day for cutting through red tape and taking care of business. It will go as smoothly as it’s going to, during a Mercury Rx. Besides as we all know, you cannot stop living your life based on Mercury’s antics. Life remains open for business, so take care of it!

Wednesday, Two of Wands: Choices to be made today. You can hold your own, whatever you choose so don’t let self-doubt be the deciding factor.  You definitely have got this, so make the right choice for you.

Thursday, Ten of Swords reversed: On the comeback from overwhelm, or sense of great hurt and betrayal. You may well be feeling some sting, but seeing this card reversed is a good thing. It means those swords are coming out and healing is underway. Don’t try to force anything. Just let it happen.

Friday, The Moon: A dreamy, escapist quality to the day. Very little focus. More recuperation time. Drinks, naps, tunes and movie binges will all fit the mood d’jour.

Saturday, Queen of Cups Reversed: Keep those emotions in check, lest they leak all over the floor. Moodiness and sentimentality quite likely. If you spend the day with others, pick people you trust if at all possible. Love is very healing.

Sunday, Queen of Pentacles: Doesn’t the world look so much better after a good night’s sleep? It’s all that’s standing between the reversed Queen of Cups meltdown and the upright Queen of Pentacles, happy Earth mother. Eat! Better yet, feed somebody. Be kind to your body and stimulate your mind. Physical activity is a great outlet today, as is time outside. Think picnic,  meditation, nature walk or even coffee on the porch.

Overview/Advice: Sacrifice, Page of Wands: You cannot have everything your way! Change what you can–or what is your business to change–and let go of the rest. Trusting others to be competent is an act of faith, a way to show respect. Don’t drive your point home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html too hard. Put it out there and walk away. Mind your business, and let the rest take care of itself.

Affirmation: I am willing to let go. As sparks of spirit in a physical body, we have a finite amount of energy to budget throughout our lives Spending it in fear of the future or fuming over the past is not a particularly good expenditure. It limits your true point of power: the infinite now. Forgiveness isn’t a gift you give to others. It’s a way to improve your own life, right now. Living with a loving heart, bearing no ill will, and just getting on with your life best you can is SO much more peaceful than any other option. Let go, let go, let go. Love yourself enough to let go of the hard stuff. Let any pain and unpleasantness flow through you, and love that too. As you accept it, you can release it.

How are y’all doing out there? Are you choosing to move on?

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Recovery: Weekly Tarot Forecast, May 4 – 10

Weekly Tarot May 4I didn’t have a lot of time to get this week’s forecast done, so I opted for simple – just the cards and an affirmation.

And man…this looks like a fairly…busy week. Busy, yeah. I’m calling this “recovery week.” Scorpio full moon, man!

We start out on a low note and work our way up through the week until we’re in good steed by the weekend. So keep that in mind if your Monday sucks!

Monday, Ten of Swords: Wow. An overwhelming day. Realizations creep up because there is no more defense barrier to keep them out. This is hard energy, I won’t “bright side” it too much here, because I’m not a liar. On the other hand, there is nothing hidden anymore. You know what you’ve got to work with and can go from there. Feel your pain, cry your tears and let it flow out so you can be ready for the business of pulling all those swords out of your back.

Tuesday, Emperor Reversed: Beginning the process of feeling in control again. Parts of the day you’ll feel like you’ve got everything in hand, whereas other parts of the day, it’s liable to feel like a big, fat acting job. Do your best with it and remember, the most powerful sort of control the Emperor wields is always over HIMSELF. ‘Nuff said.

Wednesday, Four of Cups Reversed: No, maybe not everything has turned out quite how you dreamed it would. That doesn’t mean the dreaming was wrong. This life thing is a growing process, okay? Do keep your meanderings more along the lines of “where am I going from here,” and don’t hang out in “what if?” town. Keep it constructive.

Thursday, Seven of Wands: Decisions and actions today may not please the crowd, but you need to follow your gut and do what you feel in your heart to be right. This is not necessarily what is easy or expedient, but what feels true.

Friday, Ace of Pentacles: A seed of hope! An encouraging sign, a bit of uplifting news, or even a small check could show up today. A smidge of relief from the ongoing challenges, and expect it to arrive in tangible, physical form as are the way of pentacles. If you’re not finding some encouragement showing up for you, then do what you can to create your own! Be especially aware of your physical needs today.

Saturday, Queen of Swords: Ah, time to get clear, get serious and get rational. Cut off all the dead weight today and be fair but be direct. It’s a day of pruning, whatever that means to you.

Sunday, Strength: Love to see this card to end up the week! It says only one thing: you got this.

Overview/Advice: The Star: Don’t lose hope! The future isn’t promised, or maybe I should say, ONE future isn’t promised, but THE future will come. And it does have some promise.

Affirmation: I am flexible and flowing. It’s a week of adaptations, healing and integrating. You can (and will) make the adjustments. I couldn’t have come up with a better affirmation.

You can do this. You ARE doing this. Just keep doing it and keep the faith. Scorpio Full Moon energy (especially this last one) may not be easy but it’s very, very necessary. You’ve got to do the gutting before you can do the remodel. This week is cleaning up some of the mess from the gutting.

How are y’all doing out there?

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